Tad Anders is back.
Even in the murky world of espionage there are rules, understandings. Tad Anders has broken them. Too violent and too unpredictable, he let his feelings affect his ability to do his duty.
The spymasters looked at his file, talked discreetly amongst themselves and quietly pensioned him off as too dangerous for regular use.
But now the other side was breaking the rules: KGB-organised assassinations, the ruthless hunting down of defectors, kidnappings - in Vienna, Paris, Cologne and now London.
A revenge operation was called for. An East Berlin abduction under the noses of the Russians, done by an agent who could be disowned if anything went wrong...
Tad Anders was needed again.
An exciting, gripping read ... You feel that life the lower reaches of the secret service must be like this - Daily Mail
Enough to keep the reader glued to the page - New York Times Book Review
Allbeury is a writer of espionage novels that often soar above the genre... Time well spent - New Yorker
Cloak-and-dagger pastmaster Allbeury laces another grim potion lavishly... - Observer
This one really grips with authority and authenticity... Allbeury successfully combines the horrors of the interrogation room with the ordinariness of having tea with someone's mum - Women's World
Smooth writing and superb dialogue - Scotsman
Allbeury, arch-manipulator of espionage's grey, hangdog, and hungover tones... - Sunday Times
Another cracking yarn from this master of fast-moving, hard-hitting action - Birmingham Evening Mail
Ted Allbeury was a lieutenant-colonel in the Intelligence Corps during World War II, and later a successful executive in the fields of marketing, advertising and radio. He began his writing career in the early 1970s and became well known for his espionage novels, but also published one highly-praised general novel, THE CHOICE, and a short story collection, OTHER KINDS OF TREASON. His novels have been published in twenty-three languages, including Russian. He died on 4th December 2005.
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